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Jason Aldean and wife Brittany welcome a son

1:18 am Dec. 2, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, welcomed a son on Friday.

Memphis Aldean Williams was born in Nashville and weighed in at 9 lbs., 5 oz.

In an Instagram post celebrating the arrival of his “little man,” Athens native Aldean noted the “roller coaster ride” of the past year, a reference, no doubt, to the mass killing in Las Vegas in October.

TLC’s Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins gets candid at Atlanta book event

12:24 am Oct. 18, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC

(I’m taking some time off for vacation – my colleague Rodney Ho (rho@ajc.com) is kind enough to fill in with any important music news in my absence.)

The way Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins explained it, the title of her new book, “A Sick Life,” has more than one meaning.

“I have sickle cell anemia and it’s a non-curable disease. But I’ve also had an awesome life. I got to work with